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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
France: We are still far from an agreement with Iran
France's Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, said on Tuesday that Iran and world powers are still far from any agreement to revive the 2015 nuclear deal despite recent progress.
"The discussions are ongoing. They are slow, too slow and that creates a gap that jeopardizes the chance of finding a solution that respects the interests of all sides," Le Drian told a parliamentary hearing, according to the Reuters news agency.
"Bits of progress were made at the end of December, but we are still far from concluding this negotiation," he added.
On Monday, a spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry made clear that the Islamic Republic would not settle for an interim agreement.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly demanded that the US lift sanctions imposed on Iran and also reassure Iran it will not abandon the deal again as a precondition for its returning to compliance with the deal.
US officials have said that while they prefer the diplomatic route to reach an agreement with Iran, there are other options on the table should that fail.